Monday, February 12, 2018

recent read; The Outpost

I recently read Jake Tapper's The Outpost, a non-fiction book about an American military outpost in Afghanistan. (I am trying to read a little more history and non-fiction this year.)
I thought - given the terrain and operations involved - it would be a fitting post over at Frontier Partisans.  (Jim Cornelius graciously agreed.)
Nuristan province in northern Afghanistan is historically some of the most difficult terrain in which to conduct warfare. It is the land of Rudyard Kipling’s The Man Who Would Be King. The mountains chewed up the forces of Alexander the Great, the British Empire, and the Soviets. In the early 2000s, it was the United States turn.
You can read my review over there.

1 comment:

  1. cool. I know REH set some of his tales in that region. Long been a place of war